SPOKANE, Wash. (FOX 56) – After dropping a close game in double overtime to Michigan State, Kentucky hoped to head west and close out the week with a top-five win. No. 2 Gonzaga had different plans, as the Bulldogs routed No. 4 Kentucky 88-72 on Sunday evening at Spokane Arena.

Kentucky (3-2) fell behind in an 8-0 hole, and trailed by as many as 18 in the first half. Oscar Tshiebwe paced the Wildcats with 20 points and 15 rebounds, while Jacob Toppin poured in a career-high 16 points. Freshman Cason Wallace had 14 points along with four steals.

“We just got to get back, watch film and just understand what we have to do to be better,” Jacob Toppin said in the postgame press conference. “The main thing is just fight. We had no fight in the first half.”

The second half was a better effort from Kentucky. After trailing 41-25 at the break, UK cut the deficit to four points, but couldn’t get any closer than that, as Gonzaga (3-1) responded with a bucket each time.

Kentucky is back at home on Wednesday to host North Florida at Rupp Arena. Tip-off is set for 4:00 p.m.